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Casey Anthony's Parents -- $250,000 Doesn't Cut It!!!

7/26/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The network bidding war over key interviews in the Casey Anthony case has gone into the stratosphere ... because TMZ has learned a syndicated talk show was laughed at with a bid of $250,000 for Casey's PARENTS!!!

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The bidding has gone crazy ... we're hearing the bidding for a Casey interview was over $1.5 million.

Now ABC News has just released a statement, saying it will no longer pay for photos and video in exchange for interviews.

The announcement comes days after TMZ published a story ... that Casey's lawyer, Jose Baez, was holed up in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, taking bids from NBC, ABC and CBS.  As we reported, Baez was in the Hotel bar Thursday night, discussing strategy with famed lawyer Mark Geragos.

Our sources say all three networks were offering the same deal -- they would pay a fortune to license photos and video from Casey. Short story -- it's a dishonest way of saying they don't pay for interviews.

We're told NBC -- which paid for Baez' hotel room -- was leading the pack in the Casey bidding war, even though the Network denied it was offering any money for an interview -- which is technically correct.

In its statement, ABC says, "We can book just about anyone based on the strength of our journalism."

Sure they can.



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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

cmueller cmueller

It would be blood money. It is so wrong.

Carrie Carrie

How about the NETWORKS all give the $$$ they are willing to spend on any interview to the Missing Children groups to help find those children whose parents did the right thing and yet suffer because there are no resources to find them.

ZB ZB

Bottom line...she was not convicted...think what you will...but she wasn't...and now she has to try and live a life basically in danger and in hiding...I would be looking for a payday too...for plastic surgery...name change...hell maybe a new country to call home.




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76.

kei22    

Does no one have any dignity, common sense, and moral fibre at all any more??
Why is it the biggest problems (people like Casey) are getting rewarded for their bad behaviour.
Is it not enough already??? Maybe this is where people should be making the stand on these issues.. NO MORE
The most insane part of it is none of these people will tell the truth--so what's it all for ????

1103 days ago
77.

Lekili    

If any of the networks pay for movie rights, interviews or photos of any of the Anthony Family members I say boycott them, stop watching their programs, advertisers pull your ads and hit them where they live. It's disgusting that anyone would pay a red cent to Casey Anthony, she's nothing but a liar that got away with murdering her baby, no matter what a jury said. She knows she did it and will have to deal with her guilt in her own way. Why would anyone pay to hear this woman talk about partying while her child is missing, getting tattoos while her child is missing and acting like she doesn't have a care in the world? I know of no parent in my life that would not have been completely undone with grief and spent every waking second looking for their child. She's a cold hearted bitch and nobody gives a damn about what she has to say.
I would think twice ABC, CBS and NBC before putting this family on the air on one of your networks, that backlash will hit you hard.

1103 days ago
78.

logan    

Will boycott that has any thing to do with this lying, crazy family. Would sooner pay to see pigs root in their own filth. Same level. To make money from a little girls murder is beyond belief. I hope that if any newwork does decide to run an interview or made for t.v. movie, their sponsers and advertizers are made public so they can also be boycotted.

1103 days ago
79.

kei22    

cindy and george need to slink quietly into the sunset--no one wants to hear anymore from those two

1103 days ago
80.

Pat    

Who gives a rats ass what all these lying mudering creeps have to say. I will NEVER watch any of them as I could care less what they have to say. They and their lawyers all are repulsive and contributed to helping BABYKILLER SLUT get rich without having to ever get off her dead ass. Burn in hell all.
Casey looks possessed.

1103 days ago
81.

alittleunwell    

Good luck with that sponsorship thing, networks. No one would want to risk such marketing suicide.

1103 days ago
82.

janet    

Well, as one neighbor said, hope they make alot of money so they can move out.

1103 days ago
83.

Jennifer    

I wish the whole family would commit suicide. So. Sick. Of. Them. Kill yoursleves, Anthony As****'s.

1103 days ago
84.

ashleyx28    

it's sad that they are trying to even MAKE money from a little girl death. it's selfish and so messed up in so many ways, the people who are living are trying to get some money for her death.

1103 days ago
85.

Ghost    

My comment wont be any different than others posted, but i have to let it out..for the sake of doing it....these people make me absolutely SICK!!! DISGUSTING family...all of them, less maybe the brother , who seems to be on the outside of it all...May they all rot in hell....

1103 days ago
86.

AceDrew32    

The media companies will make money from airing the interviews, and unfortunately, there is no logical reason the interviewees should not share in the profit (unless they have been found civilly or criminally responsible...and then the creditor/government would take up to any judgment/restitution amount).

1103 days ago
87.

Debs626    

These people are low class s***, hopefully America has the common sense NOT to watch any of these interviews on any of the networks. These people should not be allowed to profit on the death of this beautiful little girl.

1103 days ago
88.

Tamara    

Check out this casey anthony soundboard. Too funny
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-best-casey-anthony-trial/id450350066?mt=8

1103 days ago
89.

Connie    

Please let us know which syndicated talk show made the offer. We need to let any and all networks, publishers, magazines, tabloids etc. know that the court of public opinion will not support them or their sponsors if they exploit the death of Caylee Marie Anthony for ratings or profits. Shame on them all!!

1103 days ago
90.

lou    

This is disgusting beyond all belief and her parents are every bit as disgusting as Casey. Filthy people - all profiting off of a dead child.

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